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Best Aussie Style Golf Hat for Wind

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Looking for an Aussie Style Golf Hat that the brim won't flop up when it's windy.

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  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 IowaClubWRX  21788WRX Points: 5,777Posts: 21,788 ClubWRX
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    Really windy today and had to buy a cap (also 90+ degrees and sunny) because my Tilley wouldn't stay on in the parking lot. That's what I get for not having a spare in the vehicle as usual.

    I see some nice straw Aussie style hats and won't wear a drawstring so hoping you get some good responses.

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  • jas904jas904 Members  1593WRX Points: 223Handicap: 1.4Posts: 1,593 Platinum Tees
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    My Shelta does pretty well in the wind. I took the drawstring off also.

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  • farmerfarmer Members  8903WRX Points: 1,340Posts: 8,903 Titanium Tees
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    I have two by Dorfman Pacific. They're good until the wind is over 20-25 or so.

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  • Cheesehead42Cheesehead42 Members  699WRX Points: 96Posts: 699 Golden Tee
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    Shelta's are the absolute best hat on the market. I have several and play golf, fish, go boating.....everything! It is designed specifically to not flap or fly off in the wind. I can attest that it works!

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  • TwinsgroupieTwinsgroupie Phoenix, AZMembers  79WRX Points: 81Handicap: 13Posts: 79 Fairways
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    I really like the Titleist hat, have two of them. When it gets windy you can tighten it down with the cord in the back.

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  • bluedotbluedot Members  3991WRX Points: 632Handicap: 7.5Posts: 3,991 Titanium Tees
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    I wear wide brims year round, and Shelta is the best thing going for wind. Well worth taking a chance on one if you are looking for something that won't flop around and distract you when you're over the ball. Very well made, comparable in that regard to Tilley.

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  • mycalemycale Members  71WRX Points: 109Posts: 71 Bunkers
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    Another vote for Shelta... I've got two of them.

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  • krawchukerykrawchukery Members  77WRX Points: 77Posts: 77 Fairways
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    Imperial sports Hampton or Titleist Aussie have been good

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  • animalgolfsanimalgolfs Members  2179WRX Points: 181Handicap: 1.8Posts: 2,179 Platinum Tees
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    Coolibar Matchplay


    Nothing competes in 20mph + Oklahoma wind...... NOTHING! Best wide brim hat for wind I've ever seen-Highly recommend!


    Tilley Airflo LTM6 works for days under 15mph

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  • Dr.FrankenputzDr.Frankenputz Members  895WRX Points: 190Handicap: 13Posts: 895 Golden Tee
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    Another Shelta vote here.

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    Second vote for the coolibar match play.


    played a couple times in the last few weeks in 30mph winds and it was awesome!

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  • sirukumasirukuma Members  291WRX Points: 109Posts: 291 Greens
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    Shelta. There isn’t anything better. I’m a looong time sun hat wearer and I’ve had them all. Imperial, Nike, Titleist Aussie, Northface, Columbia, Tilley, etc. None compare to Shelta hats. The no flip brim and cord cinch are game changers in the wind. Nice and lightweight and cool to wear, multiple hat sizes including big enough for my huge noggin. Can fold in half and put in the bag and like new when you pull it out. Throw it in the washer to clean and it dries out in an hour. I gave away or threw out all my other hats.

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  • SullyForgedSullyForged Members  48WRX Points: 78Posts: 48 Bunkers
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    Got paired up with a gentleman that had skin cancer on his neck. His doctor said wear a full brim hat and that seems like good advice for us all. Glad to find this thread. Just bought a Shelta Seahawk based on your comment and love it. Thanks everyone!!

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  • CAT GOLFERCAT GOLFER Members  1091WRX Points: 177Posts: 1,091 Platinum Tees
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    i had toyed around with the idea of a sun hat and lo and behold there is a nice conversation thread teed up for me to read. I went with the Shelta Seahawk in light silver.

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  • Mr. GrumpyMr. Grumpy The Quintana Changeup, sit em dwn Members  2790WRX Points: 467Posts: 2,790 Titanium Tees
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    I have the Shelta SeaHawk in SB Camo.. Was on the water for the 4th and unless you tilt your head back the hat stays put without the cord cinch in use. Wore it today on the range in 90+ temps and did not feel overly hot or any more sweat than a regular ball cap.

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  • marktheblakemarktheblake Members  27WRX Points: 70Posts: 27 Bunkers
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    i have 2 x Tilley LTM6 hats and i have never noticed if they are flapping in the wind.

    I had played all my life with caps because I thought big hats would blow away, but these are fine. if its really windy i will use the drawstring.

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  • DexterCDexterC Members  73WRX Points: 60Posts: 73 Bunkers
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    Looking for some assistance, cannot find/get a 2019 Titleist Aussie tour up here in Canada. Would appreciate if someone could point me to a online store that carries this model and will ship to Canada. PGA superstore has them but does not ship to Canada.

    Cheers,

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  • dekezdekez Dr. Strangelove Members  481WRX Points: 91Posts: 481 Greens
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    Another Shelta vote. I have the Osprey and the Seahawk. I put a Ping patch on both of them to knock down the dork factor just a bit. Of course, I may look like an even bigger dork now. They are good hats.

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    OP here. I ended up with the The Palmer Ahead Performance hat. The good thing is that it is fitted and does real well in the wind. Just what I was looking for.

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  • ThinkingPlusThinkingPlus South TexasClubWRX  2654WRX Points: 1,668Handicap: +2.2Posts: 2,654 ClubWRX
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    I just got a couple of the Shelta hats. They do work in the wind. I got a Raptor and a Firebird. I used the Raptor last week fishing and it held up to near 40 mph while running the boat without flying off. I am going to use the Firebird as my range hat for our super hot days. The are high performance, functional hats. You will look like a dork, but your ears and face won't combust which is a good thing.

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  • hoselpaloozahoselpalooza Members  488WRX Points: 177Posts: 488 Greens
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    i have two titleist aussie hats, a tilley airflo, and an OR rain hat. the titleist hats have better coverage for sun protection -- and i really like them, hence the two -- but the tilley airflo is 100%, without a doubt, much better for super windy conditions.

    sure, i can cinch the titleist hats down (in the head and neck area) in windy conditions, but because there's only one draw string for the titleist aussie hats (as opposed to the tilley's dual front and back drawstrings) i have to friggen strangle myself to keep the titleist hats on in the wind -- and that's not even guaranteed to keep them on. more specifically, because of the single draw string, the titleist hats tend to blow off of the front of my face when the wind is behind me, and they threaten to (figuratively) decapitate me in very strong headwinds. but the tilley has no problem no matter what direction the wind is coming from. it stays on when i've secured it correctly.

    additionally, the titleist drawstring is long, and to prevent it from distracting me by blowing in front of my face after cinching it down, i have to button up the top button of my polo and tuck the drawstring down the front of my polo. this is not the most comfortable when it is hot and i don't want my shirt buttoned all the way to the top (or if i've been gluttonous and have a fatter neck than normal ;).

    if the titleist aussie hats had the tilley drawstring system (and a shorter front drawstring) i might give them my vote for windy summer golf because of the wider brim/better sun coverage. but until then i will always wear my tilley airflo if i know it's going to be windy and sunny. it's a superior product in that regards.

    p.s. the OR rain hat is much like the titleist aussie hats in that it has the one drawstring and a wide brim. the main difference is the OR rain hat is water proof and insulated for cold weather. since it's summer (at least in this hemisphere!) i'm assuming we don't want to talk about insulated rain hats. anyway, when it's raining and windy i like to put my rain jacket's hood on and wear the OR rain hat underneath. it's absolutely the best for that in my opinion, despite the fact i look like a duck when i'm wearing it. 🤣 seriously though, it's like having a windshield to protect against the rain and i would absolutely recommend for those conditions. and with the hood on i never have to worry about the hat blowing off. but without the hood it suffers from the same design problems as the titleist aussie hats in windy conditions.

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  • hoselpaloozahoselpalooza Members  488WRX Points: 177Posts: 488 Greens
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    wait a minute, have i been doing it wrong? could you please explain?

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  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 IowaClubWRX  21788WRX Points: 5,777Posts: 21,788 ClubWRX
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    I'm ordering a Shelta based on this thread. Still like the Tilley I have, but I don't think the Shelta is "dorky" by any means and was stream fishing about 10 days ago and I think one of these would have been more suitable (but my Tilley kept the sun off).

    Nice section of my temple frozen by the dermatologist yesterday. Just a reminder that the wide brims are the ticket.

    Edit: and love to see people serious about hats that provide protection. Got a hard time about the "big hat" with pretty obvious and large dermatology work pretty obvious last week, lol. I just point to it and suggest I'm interested in living a full life. Just had the young adult son of a friend pass away from melanoma recently - younger, bulletproof, and no reason to have concern about skin cancer vs most people and then . . . . gone. Don't mess with it.

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    Oklahoma 20+ winds and it'll flap up.... But it's not annoying


    Coolibar solved extreme wind days

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  • postfoldpostfold oh how I LOVE putting Members  420WRX Points: 105Handicap: 11.4Posts: 420 Greens
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    I've been looking at Sheltas for a bit, I think this thread will push me to get one.

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    DexterC

    I see the Titleist Aussie in my local Canuck pro shops, you should be able to have them order from Titleist Canada if not in stock.

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